Emirates SkyCargo, DCAA ink agreement for dangerous goods transport
Emirates SkyCargo and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority have signed an MoU to streamline processes for the transportation of dangerous goods (DGs). The MoU was signed by Mohammed Abdulla Lengawi, executive director - Aviation Security and Accidents Investigation Sector, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Budoor Al Maazmi, Emirates Cargo government business development manager in the presence of Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Cargo.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two entities will work together to strengthen mechanisms to proactively share information on certain classes of DG booked for transport on Emirates SkyCargo through Dubai. This will complement the information that is already provided as part of the Dangerous Goods Declaration submitted to the DCAA as part of the approvals process for the transportation of goods classified as DG in accordance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
The MoU also aims to develop an approval process for transporting such cargo, creating better efficiency and reducing wait-times pre transportation.
Nabil Sultan said, "We are delighted to be stepping up our cooperation with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority for the coordination of information sharing and best practices around the transport of dangerous goods. Safety is one of the key operational pillars for Emirates and through this agreement we will work closely with the authorities to ensure that our DG operations are efficient and comply with all safety requirements."
Lengawi said, "We are pleased to cooperate with Emirates SkyCargo through the signing of the MOU which will link the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority system with that of Emirates SkyCargo and contribute to streamline processes for transport of Dangerous Goods making it easier for customers including air freight agents to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for transporting the goods. We have issued over 26,090 NOCs through the DCAA system between 2018 and 2020.
"The memorandum ensures safety and a high degree of quality in the field for transporting dangerous goods, which serves various fields of work globally, as Dubai represents a strategic location and a logistical centre for air freight."
Emirates SkyCargo is the airfreight division of Emirates, transporting cargo to over 130 destinations across six continents on Emirates’ modern fleet of all wide body aircraft including 11 Boeing 777 freighters.